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Administrative Coordinator

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Administrative Support

Who we are

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Administrative Coordinator provides administrative support and oversees the day to day operations for the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Student Transitions and Director of The Arch and Student Transitions. The coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for both internal and external constituencies, assists and represents the Assistant Vice President in communicating with constituents, and handles multiple issues and concerns as they arise. The coordinator performs fiscal and budget related duties for the Student Transitions Office.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's Degree with two (2) or more years in applicable field and two (2) years of directly related experience within a college or university.

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.  

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite or similar word processing, spreadsheet, presentation
    development program, email and database applications.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information in a confidential and diplomatic manner
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize
  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in providing web-based content and social media related sites
  • Ability to interact with others in a professional and effective manner
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with a wide range of diverse internal and external constituencies


Business Hours: Monday - Friday


Local travel between campus locations only


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Application instructions


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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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